Time for some “Where are they now?” hardwood edition.
Columbia Heights, runnerup in the Class 3A boys’ basketball state tournament last season, sent four players -- Quentin Hardrict, Christian Kelly, Wendell Matthews and Deundra Roberson -- to North Iowa Area Community College.
The freshmen quartet carried the No. 7-ranked Trojans to their first NJCAA Region XI title game since 1995.
Hardrict and Roberson were both first-team Region XI selections. Hardrict averaged 15.5 points per game and led the team with 161 assists. Roberson averaged 16.6 points per game and led the Trojans with 65 3-point goals and 64 steals.
Matthews was a second-team all-region pick.
Back in January, the Globe Gazette featured the quartet.
And to think, just a year ago, they led the upset of six-time defending champion DeLaSalle in the semifinals.
Not bad for a group of players unable to garner all-state selection.